Peapod by GIANT opens new fulfillment center

                 Peapod by GIANT opens new fulfillment center

Online grocer expands to serve growing demand

Peapod by GIANT Online Shopping and Delivery Service expands service in

PR Newswire

CARLISLE, Pa., Nov. 8, 2013

CARLISLE, Pa., Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Leading Internet grocer Peapod,
LLC., and supermarket chain GIANT Food Stores today announced the recent
opening of a new facility in Coopersburg, PA to serve the needs of consumers
from Pennsylvania's Bucks County looking for the convenience of online grocery
shopping and delivery to their home or business.

"Peapod by GIANT has seen exciting growth in the Philadelphia area and we are
delighted to partner with our sister grocer, Peapod, to expand service to
additional zip codes in the GIANT trade area," said Rick Herring, president.
"As always, we will strive to provide a wide selection of well-priced, top
quality, fresh products with the ease of online shopping and home delivery."

Residents and businesses in over 25 zip codes including Doylestown, Quakertown
and Coopersburg will be able to visit www.peapod.comto shop for fresh fruits
and vegetable, seafood, meat and dairy as well as best selling national brands
and GIANT private label products. They'll also earn GIANT Gas Extra Rewards
and A+ School Rewards for their online purchases.

Shoppers can shop anywhere, anytime from their laptop, tablet or smartphone
with Peapod's mobile app. They can also create personal lists, read nutrition
information online, and sort products rapidly by price or by nutrition
criteria. GIANT BonusCard users can jumpstart their first shop online from a
list of items they have bought at their local GIANT simply by entering their
card number online. Groceries can be delivered as soon as the next day after
the order is placed.

Peapod's state-of-the-art order-fulfillment technology and proprietary
transportation routing system help achieve accuracy and efficiency in picking,
packing and delivering grocery orders. "We have delivered over 26 million
orders since we started in 1989," Andrew Parkinson, president of Peapod, said,
"and we look forward to delivering many more in the years to come."

Celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2013, GIANT/MARTIN'S, headquartered in
Carlisle, Pennsylvania, operates nearly 200 grocery stores in Pennsylvania,
Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, under the names of GIANT Food Stores and
MARTIN'S Food Markets. GIANT/MARTIN'S employs more than 31,000 associates.
Founded in 1923, GIANT and MARTIN'S have a long-standing commitment to
eradicate hunger and improve the quality of life for children in addition to
working with hundreds of local organizations annually. The company was
recognized for its leadership in the fight against hunger with the Golden
Grocer Award by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In addition,
GIANT/MARTIN'S is one of the top ten fund-raisers in the country for local
Children's Miracle Network hospitals. GIANT and MARTIN'S are Ahold companies.
For more information visit www.GiantFoodStores.comand
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About Peapod
Founded in 1989 as a smart shopping option for busy people, Peapod today
stands as the country's leading Internet grocer, serving 24 U.S. markets in
communities in the states of Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Maryland, District
of Columbia, Virginia, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New
Hampshire, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. An Ahold USA company, Peapod
has made over 26 million deliveries since its late 1980s inception. For more
information on Peapod, call 1.800.5.PEAPOD (573.2763); e-mail or visit


Contact: GIANT: Chris Brand, 717-240-1017;
Peapod: Peg Merzbacher, 617-770-6259, or Peapod: Talia
Pinzari, 857-300-6303,
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